Q1. Consider the following statements:

  1.  India's first manned space mission,‘Gaganyaan’ would be launched by using GSLV Mk III, which is a three-stage heavy-lift launch vehicle.
  2. GSLV Mk III is designed to carry the satellites into the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) only.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q2. Consider the following statements:

This battle was fought two hundred years ago between a few hundred Mahar soldiers of the East India Company and the massive Peshwa army, led by Peshwa Bajirao II.This battle has, since, attained legendary stature in Dalit history. After the battle, a ‘Vijay Sthamb’ was erected by the East India Company in memory of those who fought the battle. Which one of the following battles has been mentioned above?

(a) Battle of Chandawar

(b) Battle of Bhima-Koregaon

(c) Battle of Waihind

(d) Third battle of Panipat


Q3. Which of the following is/are located in the state of Madhya Pradesh?

  1. Omkareshwar temple
  2. Hindola Mahal
  3. Jahaz Mahal

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 only                          

 (b) 2 and 3 only

(c)1 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3


Q4. A term ‘Senna spectabilis’, often seen in the news, is

(a) a bacterium

(b) a species of animals endemic to Western Ghats

(c) an invasive species of flora

(d) a Himalayan goat, exploited for wool


Q5. Iraq, in Western Asia, is/are bordered by which of the following countries?

  1. Turkey
  2. Jordan
  3. Qatar

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 and 2 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

(c)  2 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3


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Mains Ques:

  1. Do you agree that unification in the governance of energy sector is necessary to ensure energy security, sustainability and accessibility? Justify.